Glitz definition

glĭts
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(informal) Gaudy or glittery showiness or attractiveness; ostentation.
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Ostentatious showiness; flashiness.
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To invest with an ostentatiously showy quality.
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Origin of glitz

  • Back-formation from glitzy flashy, showy probably from German glitzern to glitter from Middle High German glitzen to shine from Old High German glīzan ghel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from glitzy, in turn from German glitzern (“glint”). Cognate with Old Norse glitra, glita (“glitter”) and Gothic (glitmunjan, “glisten”).

    From Wiktionary